The War in the Southwest.
We have advices direct from Little Rock
as late as the 22nd of June. At that date Gen
. was still there while the Federal
army, under Courts was on White river
, some seventy miles distant. The force of the enemy in Arkansas
does exceed ten thousand men and an army order the leadership of such a man as Gen. Stering Price
would clean them out with no less of time and carry the war again far within the border of Missouri
Much information has been communicated to us in regard to the situation of affairs to Arkansas
but we need say no more than that it is in the power of our Government, by prudent management and energetic measures, to strike a blow from whose effects the Yankee
invaders of the would never recover.
Our informant was in Vicksburg
for a short po and with the bombardment of the city and its results.
His opinion is that Vicksburg
can not be taken by the enemy.
The canal which they were making on the opposite side of the river, with the assistance of negroes stolen from the the purpose of combining the upper and lower seemed likely to prove a failure, as the water was talking rapidly.
They were also con a railroad with the object of transporting troops and munitions, and had removed the Vicksburg
and Shreveport Railway that they were using in laying the new track.--The gunboats had suffered considerably from the of our batteries, while the entire casualties on the Confederate
side up to a week ago, in killed and wounded, amounted to only right.
The people were as resolute as ever, the army in fine spirits and our gallant leaders conducting operations in such a manner as to inspire everybody with confrere.